DFRWSEU 2018 : Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2018
Call For Papers
DFRWS invites contributions in five categories:
* Research papers
* Practitioner / industry researcher presentations
* Hands-on workshops / tutorials
* Panel discussions
* Demos and posters
RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal of Digital Investigation.
PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, and DEMOS require a brief proposal, not a paper. These proposals undergo a light review process to select presentations of maximal interest to DFRWS attendees, and to filter out sales pitches. Presentation proposals must specify their target length from the following options: 20 minutes, 120 minutes (2 hours), 240 minutes (4 hours), or full day. Note, longer presentations and hands-on tutorials are referred to as ‘workshops’ described below.
WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be several hours or full day, and typically include hands-on participation by attendees, allowing for an in-depth, detailed exploration of tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees. Workshops can cover state-of-the-art research projects, useful tips and techniques for standard tools, or most anything that DFRWS attendees would consider beneficial. While commercial tools can be used, these workshops or tutorials should NOT be thinly-veiled commercial advertisements.
PANEL PROPOSALS: These should be one to three pages and clearly describe the topic, its relevance, and a list of potential panelists and their biographies. Panels will be evaluated based on the topic relevance and diversity of the panelists.
DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each accepted workshop / tutorial.
Topics of Interest
DFRWS welcomes new perspectives that push the envelope of what is currently possible in digital forensics. Potential topics to be addressed by submissions include, but are not limited to:
Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
Social networking analysis and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
Forensics analysis and visualization of Big Data
Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
Network and distributed system forensics
Mobile and embedded device forensics
Cloud and virtualized environments
Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
SCADA / industrial control systems
Convert channels (e.g. TOR, VPN)
Implanted medical devices
Smart power grids
Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
Digital investigation case management
Digital evidence sharing and exchange
Digital forensic triage / survey
Digital forensic tool validation
Event reconstruction methods and tools
Digital evidence and the law
Case studies and trend reports
Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
Submission criteria and templates are provided here: Proposal Requirements & Submission Instructions
All research paper and practitioner presentation submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2018. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.
Panel proposals must be emailed to eu-panels (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.
Student Scholarship and Award Program
DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Student Travel Scholarships each year to students who present their accepted research papers. One scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee. More travel scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each year. Exact award amounts will vary, but are estimated to be between $1,000-$1,500 per award. Students must register (and pay the registration fee) for the conference and cover all travel expenses. The travel scholarships will be dispersed at the conference to reimburse student travel costs. DFRWS will notify the recipient of the Best Student Research Paper award on or before the conference registration deadline. Other awards (e.g. industry sponsored awards for research in specific topic areas) may be awarded after the registration deadline and are fully contingent on scholarship sponsorship by industry each year. Refer to the website for further details regarding eligibility, funding and selection (Student Scholarship & Award Program).